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Miami Dolphins Hire Joe Philbin as Head Coach

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MIAMI (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin has accepted an offer to become the Miami Dolphins’ head coach.

The person confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the team hadn’t made an announcement. The Dolphins are expected to hold a news conference Saturday.

The hiring comes less than two weeks after Philbin’s son drowned in a Wisconsin river. After spending a week away from the Packers, Philbin rejoined the team last Sunday for its divisional playoff loss to the New York Giants.

Philbin has been with Green Bay since 2003 and has been offensive coordinator since 2007. Coach Mike McCarthy called the plays, but Philbin put together the game plan.

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